Posted by: Rebecca M. Romero, RD, LD, CLC , Chelsea Britton, MS, RD, LD, CLC on Nov 18, 2021


The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends human milk as the sole source of nutrition for the first six months of life. However, if human milk is not an option, a baby formula should be used to help meet a baby’s full nutrition needs.

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